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Skoda has released a revised Octavia RS - a more affordable competitor for Golf

Skoda logo25 Aug 2009

By LUCIANO PAOLINO

SKODA has not had too much success in Australia so far, but one of its few shining lights has been the Octavia RS, a Golf GTI-style package offering more space, a more supple ride and the sort of cargo-carrying capabilities that would make owners of medium-sized cars envious. It’s also softer and more refined than the sizzling Volkswagen hot hatch, but that’s no bad thing for the more family-focussed demographic that Skoda hopes the facelifted version will lure. We reckon the MY09 Octavia upgrades have what it takes to increase the Czech firm’s market share.
Model release date: 1 August 2009 to 1 October 2013

Previous model

Skoda Octavia RS Series 1

Released: October 2007
Ended: July 2009
Family Tree: Octavia

SKODA returned to the Australian scene with the Octavia small car and oddball Roomster, err … thingo, in 2007, and since then has found the going tough. But the RS – in five-door Liftback and wagon guise – quickly found a niche, thanks to a roomy and well-made interior, subtle yet sporty exterior, and a cracker of a petrol engine in the shape of the 147kW/280Nm 2.0-litre TFSI turbo four-cylinder unit from the iconic Golf GTI. Furthermore, the little VW donated its sophisticated chassis (but not in full-fat GTI form), meaning that the Octavia RS provided drivers with something fun to really sink their chops into. Six-speed manual and VW’s dual-clutch DSG gearbox further underlined the Skoda’s appeal. In January 2009, a fabulous diesel was added, delivering 125kW and 350Nm of effortless torque, adding even more spice to one of this country’s most underrated sporty small-car buys.

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